Julia, Kylie, and Caroline welcome back Gretchen to chat about sex and sex rats, aka episode 4 of House of the Dragon, “King of the Narrow Sea”.
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The intro & outro saltarello is performed by Stary Olsa from their album “Liepšaje (The Best)”, which is available for purchase on Bandcamp.
- 0:00 – Introduction & episode recap
- 7:17 – Some kind of chronological analysis
- 20:00 – Garden party
- 33:45 – Matt Smith talks in Valyrian
- 42:47 – Rhaenyra on the town
- 52:05 – Sex juxtaposition
- 1:05:00 – The Criston Cole scene
- 1:19:50 – Julia takes out her Kobo
- 1:43:10 – Highlights/lowlights
- All UBS Podcast episodes
- House of the Dragon Is Winning This Thrones Hater Over (spoilers through 1×04)
- House of the Dragon is Actually a Compelling Story about Westeros (spoilers through 1×05)
- The Tragic Dance of Power and Patriarchy (spoilers for HOTD)
- Game of Thrones retrospective series
- GoT Season 8 articles
- ‘The Wars to Come’ GoT Rewatch Project
- A Song of Pins and Needles (Caroline’s wardrobe analysis)
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Kylie is a Managing Editor at The Fandomentals on a mission to slay all the tropes. She has a penchant for complex familial dynamics and is easily pleased when authors include in-depth business details.
Julia is a Managing Editor at The Fandomentals with far too many hobbies and complex emotions. She may or may not be an actual Martell.
Caroline is a lawyer by day, geeky media fan and critic by night, afternoon, and lunch hour. Caroline enjoys long walks on quiet beaches so she can mentally over-analyze fictional characters and settings, and candlelit dinners that don't cause a glare on her TV screen.
Bi, she/her. Gretchen is a Managing Editor for the Fandomentals. An unabashed nerdy fangirl and aspiring sci/fi and fantasy author, she has opinions about things like media, representation, and ethics in storytelling.